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    The Backpack

    74 New Church Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
    011 27 21 423 4530
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    Reviewed 4 January 2016

    One of the best backpackers I have ever been at! The staff is always friendly and helpful. I have been here four times as will book again if I am ever in Capetown again. The one regret I have from this trip is that I...More

    Thank CarlisleLori
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 11 January 2016

    Hey there, thank you for this review. Oh wow, this is great news that you keep on coming back to stay with us! We do also love our community shop and how it can support the community in many ways. It is awesome that you...More

    Reviewed 4 January 2016

    I really enjoyed my stay at the Backpack. The staff were pretty friendly and helpful when it came to asking questions. Breakfast consisted of pastries, some fruit, cheese, breads, cereals, & juices. The rooms are named after people that have inspiring stories. I love how...More

    Thank Sarah I
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 11 January 2016

    Hi there, thank you for writing to us. We are so glad that you chose to stay with us and are as passionate about the community as we are! We hope that you will come back to stay with us in the future. Kind Regards,...More

    Reviewed 3 January 2016

    My friend and I stayed in the double private ensuite for two nights the last week of December 2015. PROS: We had a private bathroom, which was clean, and the shower was decent. The sheets and towels were clean and the bed was comfortable enough...More

    Thank Debra S
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 5 January 2016

    Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are so happy that you enjoyed your comfy bed, the ensuite toilet, the fact that there is always a guard on duty to make you feel safe, and the quick and easy way...More

    Reviewed 2 January 2016

    I have been in Cape Town for six weeks and have stayed at 4 different hotels. The Backpack is not only the best out of the four but also the best i have ever stayed at. \it clean, beautifully decorated, comfortable and spread out- many...More

    Thank Ashley B
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 3 January 2016

    Hey there. Thank you so much for this review! Wow, the best, we are simply blown away by this comment! We are so happy that your stay with us was a great success and that you were able to make some new memories with some...More

    Reviewed 29 December 2015

    First thing I noticed when I walked in the was warm colors and décor of the place! The rooms were so fitting and all themed differently. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful in pointing out various tours, directions to Long Street, and any other...More

    Thank maya m
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 3 January 2016

    Hey there, thank you for taking the time to review us! We are so glad that your first impression of us was a good one, with our unique decor and friendly staff. And yes, what a way to wake up to a delicious breakfast and...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • US$ 26 - US$ 114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Smoking rooms available
    • Number of rooms
    • 38
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    • City Bowl / Tamboerskloof
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    • The Backpack Hotel Cape Town Central ,
    • The Backpack Cape Town, South Africa
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    echomurmur
    26 January 2016|
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    Response from JaneMangnall | Reviewed this property |
    Not sure but you can do better with Uber and get wifi at the airport.
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    21 July 2015|
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    our prices do change from time to time seasonally and we also run specials so please watch our web page for exciting specials.
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    18 February 2015|
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    we do arrange airport transfers from R220
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    "4 bed dorm room is close to entry, could be loud but not sure. Most of the privates are near the back and..."
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